SAN DIEGO ( — San Diego voters will head to the polls Nov. 19 for a special election to see who will replace embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reported that if no one receives more than 50 percent of the votes, there will be a runoff.

The San Diego City Council, which approved the special election Wednesday, was told it would cost taxpayers about $6 million.

Councilwoman Myrtle Cole said, “It’s unfortunate and I, too, am disappointed and saddened, as well as the people of my district, that we’re in this situation, but the important thing is to get this over with and elect a new mayor ASAP. Doing so will provide stability to the city.”

Filner’s last day in office is Friday. The mayor resigned last week after nearly 20 women accused him of sexual harassment.


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